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Paisley’s Role In The Punk Revolution, Part 2

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Feb 21

In this, the 2nd part of our blog on Paisley’s punk revolution, friend of the team and contributing blogger, Neil McLean, concludes his thoughts and experiences (and once again opens his extensive photographic and memorabilia collection) about this pivotal time in Paisleys music (and cultural) history. Some amazing experiences, memories and images here provided by Neil. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Paisley Punk Scene, Part 2, by NNE contributor Neil

Paisley’s Role In The Punk Revolution

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Feb 19

We recently threw up a short FB post about the legend of The Sex Pistols lesser free trade hall gig in Manchester in 1976, and the strong perceived link that it had to the creation of The Hacienda, Factory Records and the birth of the Madchester music scene. It has always fascinated us the impact that Punk had on popular music culture (and culture in general), especially as it has been stated that Punk was around

It was more than a club – it was a Paisley institution…

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Feb 09

“The Cotton Club” The very name evokes memories of one of the greatest periods in Paisley pubbing and clubbing history. We can see you smiling now as the memories start flooding back!!! Yeah – we all know there was one in Harlem NYC & another pretender to the throne in Glasgow… but, for Paisley buddies of a certain vintage, there was only one “The Cotton Club”, and it sat right at the top of Loundsdale

AREA Discotheque enjoys successful renaissance

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Jan 25

Paisley has a thriving new music scene, and it’s exciting for us here at NNE to watch as venues across Paisley play host to up and coming talent, with groups such as Lemonhaze, Dogtooth and the newly rebranded Heavy Rapids, making their presence felt. It’s also great to see Paisley’s music & clubbing past remembered with vigour, and in some cases brought back to life, with legendary establishments such as “The Clubhouse”, “Valentinos” and “AREA”